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      Dream car? Ferrari 250 GT Lusso. Don’t care that I probably wouldn’t fit.

      Favorite that I have owned? Probably the early 2000’s Acura 3.2 TL. Not a race car, but a bit of a sleeper. Quite a bit quicker than one would expect.

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      Karlsson wrote:


      Favorite that I have owned? Probably the early 2000’s Acura 3.2 TL. Not a race car, but a bit of a sleeper. Quite a bit quicker than one would expect.

      My previous car was the ’97 version of this. Great car!

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      Dream car? Easy! Shelby America Cobra with a side oiling aluminum block 427.

      2nd choice would be a Yenko Camaro

      Looking back in retrospect I should have not Tboned my ’65 GTO ( Dark blue hardtop w/ a 4sp & Carter AFB) into a tree at, oh. 15 MPH in Jan of ’71. I had bought it the spring I graduated HS and it was a fun year and a half.

      The POS Belvidere w/ a slant 6 was wheels but that was all it was.

      The Goat had been in a wreck before I bought it but had been pounded out and patched with bondo and paint.

      I didn’t have garage access ( “student”athlete at the time) to a shop or garage.

      From the next summer on I was into motorcycles.

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      Favorite car that I’ve owned: 1969 Firebird 400

      Dream car: Shelby Mustang. I’m not picky about the year or the engine, although a ’68 GT500KR convertible would be nice.

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      My favorite car was my 2001 VW Passat. That thing drove better than any sedan I test drove when I bought my Altima unless I wanted to spend $50 or $60k.

      I’d love either something Italian or an old 911 with a manual transmission.

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      I drive a stick shift Subaru Legacy right now. Love the AWD and the manual. Fun little thing to drive. Next car probably something fun like a Golf R or a Wrx.

      Dream car would have to be the Lancia Stratos or the Ferrari F40. I’ve always loved Italian cars.

      After social distancing you should come drive my kid’s car. ’14 Golf R, 6 speed turbo. He’s added a cold air intake, short throw shifter, waiting on a high pressure fuel pump and has performance clutch and exhaust waiting to go in. Has added a tune and tint as well. Was fun before, will be ticket attracting rocket when done.

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      Favorite dream car? Vector W8 Twin Turbo.

      Favorite that I’ve owned/own? Jeep Wrangler, Chevy Camaro. For different reasons.

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      The Rube wrote:


      Favorite dream car? Vector W8 Twin Turbo.

      Favorite that I’ve owned/own? Jeep Wrangler, Chevy Camaro. For different reasons.

      Did either make it to 100,000 miles?

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      Wrangler 130K, but I didn’t drive it enough (it was 17 years old). Cam is at about 51.

      My previous vehicle, an 89 Chevy Corsica, made it 270K, then my bro and I lost track of it.

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      The best car I ever had given the circumstance was a 1980 Dodge Omni. I paid $100 to a graduating senior at the end of my junior year of college. That dang thing made more more treks between Kato and Mpls than I could count, could pull right out of a snow drift after being plowed under, always started, had a great heater and had a decnet stereo system for something that old. :)

      As an adult I’m very much enjoying my Nissan Patrol.

      Dream car I could never afford: Ferrari Laferrari from the modern era or an Aston Martin DB5

      Dream car when the kids graduate: Jaguar XK-R or a Porsche Cayman

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        What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

        Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:

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        Kelly Red wrote:


        What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

        Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:

        Houghton. ;)

        Actually, the Denver F4 was awesome. Spent the first half of the week in CO Springs, hanging out with friends, before transitioning to Denver for the F4 experience. Met a lot of awesome people, saw the town, lots of memories.

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          Tel Aviv was incredible. Walking around old Jaffa, the free public beaches, the food OMG the food. You really had to dig for great beer, but great wine was in your face at all times. It was hotter than hell, but I didn’t care. Had a fantastic time.

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          The Rube wrote:


          Wrangler 130K, but I didn’t drive it enough (it was 17 years old). Cam is at about 51.

          My previous vehicle, an 89 Chevy Corsica, made it 270K, then my bro and I lost track of it.

          The mileage, or the car?

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          Camping in Yellowstone when our kids were 10 & 12 y/o. I remember sitting around the campfire and saying to myself “I have it all.”

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          Steve MN wrote:


          The Rube wrote:


          Wrangler 130K, but I didn’t drive it enough (it was 17 years old). Cam is at about 51.

          My previous vehicle, an 89 Chevy Corsica, made it 270K, then my bro and I lost track of it.

          The mileage, or the car?

          The car. I sold it to my brother at 200k, he sold it to a co-worker at 250k, co-worker left the job at 275k. That thing just wouldn’t die.

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          The Rube wrote:


          Steve MN wrote:


          The Rube wrote:


          Wrangler 130K, but I didn’t drive it enough (it was 17 years old). Cam is at about 51.

          My previous vehicle, an 89 Chevy Corsica, made it 270K, then my bro and I lost track of it.

          The mileage, or the car?


          The car. I sold it to my brother at 200k, he sold it to a co-worker at 250k, co-worker left the job at 275k. That thing just wouldn’t die.

          Ahhhh… SOLD and lost track of, that makes more sense :D

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          Kelly Red wrote:


          What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

          Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:

          Our annual trip to Destin, which I’m supposed to be on right now. :chainsaw:

          And a trip to Oregon backpacking on part of the PCT.

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          Kelly Red wrote:


          What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

          Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:


          Wife and I are friends with a couple who bought a place in Italy, close to where her mother lives, late last year. Unfortunately, we all know what’s happened in both countries since then. Hopefully things will start to improve before too long so they can spend some time in their second home, and with her mother, before too much time passes.

          Totally unrelated, my wife and I spent about 10 days in the northern part of Italy and Switzerland, traveling with our daughter’s summer hockey team which played some games over there. It was a blast spending several days in Lake Como, a day in Venice, and then going from city to city to play different teams. We traveled in a double-decker bus, with the players up top having fun, and the parents below having even more fun, aided by all the Italian wine we consumed on the way!

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            D2D wrote:


            Kelly Red wrote:


            What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

            Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:


            Wife and I are friends with a couple who bought a place in Italy, close to where her mother lives, late last year. Unfortunately, we all know what’s happened in both countries since then. Hopefully things will start to improve before too long so they can spend some time in their second home, and with her mother, before too much time passes.

            Totally unrelated, my wife and I spent about 10 days in the northern part of Italy and Switzerland, traveling with our daughter’s summer hockey team which played some games over there. It was a blast spending several days in Lake Como, a day in Venice, and then going from city to city to play different teams. We traveled in a double-decker bus, with the players up top having fun, and the parents below having even more fun, aided by all the Italian wine we consumed on the way!


            In Florence we had a little place in a cute off the beaten path neighborhood. Every day I’d stop in at the corner coffee spot and have an espresso, standing up at the counter, chugged back in one gulp. One day the old men are talking away to the owner and it was clear they were talking about me. The owner turned to me and said, “they are impressed, you drink like a local”. After that each day I got acknowledged by the old guys, I was in :dup:

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            Favorite car? One you’ve owned? One you’ve dreamed of owning? Answer up to you.

            I’ve always wanted an MG Midget, British Racing Green. I know they run like crap, that’s not part of the dream :wink:


            Funny that I just read this now. In HS a buddy’s Dad owner a red one and they always had problems with it. Today leaving the grocery store, I saw a silver one and recognized it a mile away.

            From the time I was 15, I dreamed of a Jeep Wrangler. I finally bought one about 4 years ago so my dream came true. Had it just over a year and the engine blew up. Now I won’t get another one until my kids are all grown.

            My other car dream is a 1967 Shelby Fastback (Eleanor) and a brand new Shelby painted to opposite color scheme.

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            Favorite car that I have owned: 2007 Shelby GT 500

            Favorite car that I would like to own: 1967 Corvette convertible with the 427 engine

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            Kelly Red wrote:


            What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

            Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:


            Munich for Oktoberfest. I’ve been over twice and had a blast both times. I’m planning on going again this fall if this whole pandemic thing is done.

            The first time was quite the adventure. Started out with a couple of days in Iceland. I hope to go back there some day. After that, London for 3 days and watching the Vikings play at Wembley. That is one impressive stadium. I’ll be heading back to watch Chelsea soon too. From there we took the train to Paris. It’s one boring trip underneath the English channel, but I still took a train 30+ miles under water. We didn’t stay in Paris but drove to Normandy to visit and pay our respects at the cemetery. Unfortunately,for the first time ever, it was closed due to the US government shut down. Next it was back to Paris to catch our overnight train to Munich. At the border there is a rap on the door, a flashlight in my face and a policeman with a machine gun… :shock: . Apparently they were looking for a fugitive. Our train stopped at Augsburg because someone had committed suicide by jumping in front of a train (pretty common from what we were told), so they told us to just get on any other train. Finished it off with 5 days in Munich for the fest. The people were fantastic. The city is beautiful and full of history. I had my second beer at the fest and turned to WPoS and said “I’m never leaving.”

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            Maui. I am a beach vacation guy. It’s a great place with snorkeling, golf, different type of beaches (White, Black, red sand), site seeing volcano and road to Hana, whale watching, fishing, etc. I love the Polynesian lifestyle.

            We have a condo rented in December so we can go as a family over Christmas. I’ve been twice but my wife and kids have not been before. This will be (if it’s safe to travel) my first trip during Christmas. Mele Kalikimaka.

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            My favorite vacations were the wine trip we did to Mendoza, Argentina & the Country wide trip (17 days total) we did to Thailand.

            My favorite annual trip is going to Bayfield for the Apple Festival in October. My grandparents lived on Madeline Island while I was growing up and I just love the area up there. We usually get some amazing Fall colors too while we are there

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            I have been to Mexico several times. Vegas, Disney World, Aruba, AZ, etc. My favorite vacation spot will always be on a lake in northern MN, specifically our cabin now.

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            Vacations….

            Probably Singapore. Completely fell in love with that city. Would go back in a heartbeat.

            2nd was probably our recent trip to Europe; Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Normandy and Loire Valley regions of France.

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            Favorite vacation: One of the trips we went to Thailand I was lucky enough to con my boss into a 3-week vacation. We were able to go to Koh Samed, Rayong, Pattaya, Jua Jin, took a train to Chiang Mai, spent 2 nights in a “hotel” in the jungle, and still managed to have several days in Bangkok.

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            Nova Scotia. Took my dad and his brother there back in ’98. Pops was given 6mos to a year and a half to live a year before due to cancer. That time and what I learned about my family tree “top branch” was priceless.

            We plan on taking a motorcycle trip soon there. I have a buddy from Thunder Bay & they moved there to eventually retire. Having a “base” is nice when on 2 wheels

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            Slap Shot wrote:


            Favorite vacation: One of the trips we went to Thailand I was lucky enough to con my boss into a 3-week vacation. We were able to go to Koh Samed, Rayong, Pattaya, Jua Jin, took a train to Chiang Mai, spent 2 nights in a “hotel” in the jungle, and still managed to have several days in Bangkok.

            My buddy and I had a huge trip to Thailand planned and just before we could finalize the trip, the tsunami hit. We had to change plans and since the whole Pacific and Indian Ocean regions were F’d we went to Alaska. Not. The. Same.

            We both got married not long after and my wife has no interest in traveling to Asia. My dream trip may never come.

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            Kelly Red wrote:


            What is your favorite vacation? One time trip you made? An annual spot? Not a dream trip, something you’ve actually taken.

            Mine is Italy. I LOVE Italy, all of it. The food, the wine, the sites, the people. Been to Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and the Dolomite region. I want to move to Italy for at least 6 months and really live. Hubby is welcome to join me :good2:

            Not sure I have a favorite. Outside of the US I’ve done Maui, Antigua, and Aruba. All were fantastic!

            The Frozen Four is our “vacation” every year. Tampa and Denver have probably been the best.

            Anchorage was a damn good regular season trip.

            Besides the FF our summer trip to the UP has become an annual tradition. Definitely one of my favorite places.

            I spent a couple summers in the Teton Valley of Idaho. It has changed drastically since my first trip in 2000; instead of cattle ranches it is now house farms of people wanting a mountain view. But there are soooo many amazing hikes and places off the grid to visit out there.

            This country (and world) has so many amazing places to visit.

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            Bertogliat wrote:


            Slap Shot wrote:


            Favorite vacation: One of the trips we went to Thailand I was lucky enough to con my boss into a 3-week vacation. We were able to go to Koh Samed, Rayong, Pattaya, Jua Jin, took a train to Chiang Mai, spent 2 nights in a “hotel” in the jungle, and still managed to have several days in Bangkok.

            My buddy and I had a huge trip to Thailand planned and just before we could finalize the trip, the tsunami hit. We had to change plans and since the whole Pacific and Indian Ocean regions were F’d we went to Alaska. Not. The. Same.

            We both got married not long after and my wife has no interest in traveling to Asia. My dream trip may never come.

            I’m sure Alaska was amazing, but yeah a 180 degree vibe turnaround to SE Asia. It’s too bad she has no interest. Maybe some pictures of the beaches would help. :)

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              I’ve always wanted to travel to Asia, but my wife also had no interest. She’s a microbiologist and fears such densely populated areas with loosely regulated markets. I was making some headway on getting her into the idea, but then…

              …yeah. I’ve got quite a few more years of work to do now.

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              I guess I would have to count Cozumel as my favorite vacation. Me, my (now) wife, and two other couples spend 5 days at an all-inclusive resort. The other guys and I spent a day on a 25 ft fishing boat, and that evening, one of restaurants cooked our catch – one of the best seafood dinners I’ve ever had. Another day, we took the ferry across to Cancun, and then took a bus down to the Mayan ruins at Tulum. Overall, a nice vacation, but what really made it stand out was

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              (note the bling on her finger)

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                What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

                I mentioned my favorite book in an earlier post. A childhood treasure Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. I checked this book out over and over from the library. Every page was memorized. About 10 years ago my Sister in Law handed me a Christmas gift. I unwrapped it and it was The Book! Exact same version from my childhood, same cover, same end paper design. It was an old library book that had been taken out of circulation and she bought it at a library fundraiser. I burst into tears. I’m NOT a crier but it was the kindest gift anyone had ever given me.

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                A CD that had a hand-painted M logo, maroon and gold, to use as a Christmas tree ornament, from someone who I let crash at my place during a past Final Five. It’s the best because it was handmade, something simple, and was genuine. They took the time to create that gift. :)

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                Best gift I’ve ever gotten is season tickets to Gopher Hockey as a wedding gift. A friend of mine had connections to the U of M athletic department and was able to gift me one season of Gopher Hockey tickets. Of course we went on our honeymoon while the Gophers hosted WI and Danny Irmen scores on a penalty shot.

                Second best gift is a game worn authentic Gopher Hockey jersey from same friend.

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                My wife got me season Gopher Hockey Tickets as combined birthday anniversary gift for 27 years.

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                Best vacation has to be studying abroad in London. If any of you have kids I encourage them to do it no matter the destination. Best decision I’ve ever made in my life. Six months of studying and exploring. Went to 13 countries during my six months abroad and got to live in one of the most vibrant, interesting cities in the world. It also wetted my appetite for intl travel which has now included going to Europe multiple times and Africa and Asia twice.

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                YoungEagle wrote:


                Best vacation has to he studying abroad in London. If you have kids I encourage them to do it no matter the destination. Best decision I’ve ever made in my life. Six months of studying and exploring. Went to 13 countries during my six months abroad and got to live in one of the most vibrant, interesting cities in the world. It also wetted my appetite for intl travel which has now included going to Europe multiple times and Africa and Asia twice.

                And you got a cabin out of it, too.

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                Karlsson wrote:


                I’ve always wanted to travel to Asia, but my wife also had no interest. She’s a microbiologist and fears such densely populated areas with loosely regulated markets. I was making some headway on getting her into the idea, but then…

                …yeah. I’ve got quite a few more years of work to do now.

                If you go to smaller towns in Asia it may be better for her. All major towns are definitely crowded and very dense. I have to say of each continent I’ve been to Asia is my favorite. I love the dynamism of it all where the new world meets the ancient traditions. Vietnam is where I want to go next. Ha Long Bay has long been at the top of my go to list. Nepal is up there too.

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                  YoungEagle wrote:


                  Karlsson wrote:


                  I’ve always wanted to travel to Asia, but my wife also had no interest. She’s a microbiologist and fears such densely populated areas with loosely regulated markets. I was making some headway on getting her into the idea, but then…

                  …yeah. I’ve got quite a few more years of work to do now.

                  If you go to smaller towns in Asia it may be better for her. All major towns are definitely crowded and very dense. I have to say of each continent I’ve been to Asia is my favorite. I love the dynamism of it all where the new world meets the ancient traditions. Vietnam is where I want to go next. Ha Long Bay has long been at the top of my go to list. Nepal is up there too.


                  Try and do Ha Long off season! It is a f’ing circus otherwise. We went in Feb and ended up on a traditional day junk, just the 2 of us with captain and his wife. She made a multi-course seafood meal that still ranks near the top. Because it was just us we really got to talk to them and ended up sharing some Mekong whiskey! Whiskey was horrible but the friendship was fantastic.

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                  Kelly Red wrote:


                  YoungEagle wrote:


                  Karlsson wrote:


                  I’ve always wanted to travel to Asia, but my wife also had no interest. She’s a microbiologist and fears such densely populated areas with loosely regulated markets. I was making some headway on getting her into the idea, but then…

                  …yeah. I’ve got quite a few more years of work to do now.

                  If you go to smaller towns in Asia it may be better for her. All major towns are definitely crowded and very dense. I have to say of each continent I’ve been to Asia is my favorite. I love the dynamism of it all where the new world meets the ancient traditions. Vietnam is where I want to go next. Ha Long Bay has long been at the top of my go to list. Nepal is up there too.


                  Try and do Ha Long off season! It is a f’ing circus otherwise. We went in Feb and ended up on a traditional day junk, just the 2 of us with captain and his wife. She made a multi-course seafood meal that still ranks near the top. Because it was just us we really got to talk to them and ended up sharing some Mekong whiskey! Whiskey was horrible but the friendship was fantastic.

                  Oh that sounds tremendous. Very good to know. I’m a huge fan of top gear and have wanted to visit ‘Nam since I watched their Vietnam special. There’s a floating bar in the bay called Bar Hang that looks like the coolest bar in the world.

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                  MNNavy wrote:


                  Another day, we took the ferry across to Cancun, and then took a bus down to the Mayan ruins at Tulum.


                  Guessing you meant the ferry to Playa del Carmen, otherwise that would be a longggg ferry ride and a long bus ride to Tulum.

                  Cozumel was definitely a paradise when I was there.

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                  YoungEagle wrote:


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                  I’ve always wanted to travel to Asia, but my wife also had no interest. She’s a microbiologist and fears such densely populated areas with loosely regulated markets. I was making some headway on getting her into the idea, but then…

                  …yeah. I’ve got quite a few more years of work to do now.

                  If you go to smaller towns in Asia it may be better for her. All major towns are definitely crowded and very dense. I have to say of each continent I’ve been to Asia is my favorite. I love the dynamism of it all where the new world meets the ancient traditions. Vietnam is where I want to go next. Ha Long Bay has long been at the top of my go to list. Nepal is up there too.

                  The thing we loved most about Thailand is that it was so different from anywhere we had been. We were there 17 days and the 3 or 4 we spent in Bangkok was more than enough. We went to a bunch of smaller places since we essentially were on a bus from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and they were all really cool.

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                  What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

                  I mentioned my favorite book in an earlier post. A childhood treasure Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. I checked this book out over and over from the library. Every page was memorized. About 10 years ago my Sister in Law handed me a Christmas gift. I unwrapped it and it was The Book! Exact same version from my childhood, same cover, same end paper design. It was an old library book that had been taken out of circulation and she bought it at a library fundraiser. I burst into tears. I’m NOT a crier but it was the kindest gift anyone had ever given me.

                  For our wedding my Grandmother (whom I had a bit of a complicated relationship with) gave me a little photo box with a bunch of photos from my childhood.

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                    Favorite song?

                    I’m a huge opera fan, I love Nessun Dorma.

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                    Lately it seems to be “The Weight” by The Band.

                    Take a load off Fanny…..

                    Levon Helm sings and pounding away on the skins!

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                    I would likely answer that question differently from time to time, but more often than not when I see it asked my answer is most often Comfortably Numb. And even though it doesn’t include Roger Waters, their live version from Pulse is freaking sick.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_vSNZAuYLQ

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                    Minnesota Rouser

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                    Norm wrote:

                    Minnesota Rouser

                    With a FULL arena. Can’t be beat.

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                    Favorite song?

                    I’m a huge opera fan, I love Nessun Dorma.


                    I can’t name a single favorite, but “Help” by The Beatles would probably pop into my head more often than not on the spur of the moment. I’ve gotten reacquainted with “Kiss Them for Me” by Siouxsie and the Banshees recently. And Andrea Bocelli singing anything.

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                    Favorite song?

                    I’m a huge opera fan, I love Nessun Dorma.

                    Baba O’Reilly by The Who (often incorrectly referred to as Teenage Wasteland)

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                      It is always shifting. Over time though, what Slap Shot said. “The child has grown, the dream is gone” gets me every time.

                      Right now at this moment it is the below song. Been a regular in the rotation since his passing last week.

                      https://youtu.be/g3hBYTkI-sE

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                      I don’t have a favorite song, or even a favorite singer. However, Merle, Waylon, Johnny, the Possum, Alan Jackson, King George Strait, and Jimmy Buffett rank high on the list.

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                      My tastes are always evolving so it’s difficult to choose a favorite song, but one that has stood the test of time for me is God Only Knows by The Beach Boys.

                      This past month has been difficult, so I’ve been listening to “Get Lucky” by Mark Knopfler a lot recently, for some much needed optimism. No… it’s not the same as the crappy Daft Punk song with the same title. :x

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                      Minnesota Rouser

                      While I do love the song, I’m partial to the Battle Hymn of the Republic…

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                      There are so many choices but Rock the Casbah by the Clash has always been up there. Love Rocky Racoon by the Beatles too. In the newer era I’ve always loved Still Dre by Dr. Dre and anything from Tame Impala. Saw Tame live last August and it was tremendous.

                      Best concert: ELO at the Xcel.

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                      My tastes are always evolving so it’s difficult to choose a favorite song, but one that has stood the test of time for me is God Only Knows by The Beach Boys.


                      Not my favorite anymore, but WAY back when I was 12 I bought my first ever 45 (for 99 cents, which is probably like $10 today!):

                      Surfin’ Safari, by the Beach Boys.

                      So at the time that was obviously my favorite!

                      Without googling, anyone here know what song was on the flip side?

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                      HockeyBum wrote:


                      My tastes are always evolving so it’s difficult to choose a favorite song, but one that has stood the test of time for me is God Only Knows by The Beach Boys.


                      Not my favorite anymore, but WAY back when I was 12 I bought my first ever 45 (for 99 cents, which is probably like $10 today!):

                      Surfin’ Safari, by the Beach Boys.

                      So at the time that was obviously my favorite!

                      Without googling, anyone here know what song was on the flip side?

                      Guessing either “409” or “Little Deuce Coupe”. I think in the early days they had a surfing song on side A, and car song on side B.

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                      Guessing either “409” or “Little Deuce Coupe”. I think in the early days they had a surfing song on side A, and car song on side B.


                      Good guess! It was “409”. (“she’s real fine my 409”)

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                      Best concert: ELO at the Xcel.

                      That really was one hell of a concert!

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                      No possible way for me to answer this question. I like pretty much all genres of music except for pop country.

                      It might be better to list the genres and put a favorite song from each one of those. I am to lazy to do it today.

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                      No possible way for me to answer this question. I like pretty much all genres of music except for pop country.

                      It might be better to list the genres and put a favorite song from each one of those. I am to lazy to do it today.

                      Even with a fave from each genre, that changes for me, depending on my mood.

                      I guess I’ll go with one song I can never turn off/skip: “Apache” by The Incredible Bongo Band. Greatest “break beat” ever. Starts at 2:20.

                      [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY-Z6wm6TMQ[/media]

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                      Donald Fagen’s New Frontier has probably always been one of my favorites. The Nightfly is a tremendous album.

                      https://youtu.be/qBruAooXPNU

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                      Picking a favorite is hard. Lately I’ve been listening to this a ton

                      [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GONmFCkCGCc[/media]

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                      His and Metallica’s version are really good. His is more tired/worn out, while Metallica’s version channels the rage.

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                      Picking a favorite is hard. Lately I’ve been listening to this a ton

                      [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GONmFCkCGCc[/media]

                      That is one excellent song, my favorite Seager tune has always been Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.

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                      You’ll Accomp’ny Me is one that I hold close to my heart. Such a great song.

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                      His and Metallica’s version are really good. His is more tired/worn out, while Metallica’s version channels the rage.

                      Great way to describe the difference between the versions. Which one is better really depends on my mood.

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                        Most versions of John Henry.

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                        The Rube wrote:


                        His and Metallica’s version are really good. His is more tired/worn out, while Metallica’s version channels the rage.

                        Great way to describe the difference between the versions. Which one is better really depends on my mood.

                        Mo def on the mood. If I’m at home, it’s most likely Seger’s version. On the road? It’s Metallica’s. It really is amazing hearing difference in covers, on what the artist wants to portray, in combination with the original, etc etc etc. Tone makes such a difference. Sometimes it’s night and day.

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                        Steve MN wrote:


                        The Rube wrote:


                        His and Metallica’s version are really good. His is more tired/worn out, while Metallica’s version channels the rage.

                        Great way to describe the difference between the versions. Which one is better really depends on my mood.

                        Mo def on the mood. If I’m at home, it’s most likely Seger’s version. On the road? It’s Metallica’s. It really is amazing hearing difference in covers, on what the artist wants to portray, in combination with the original, etc etc etc. Tone makes such a difference. Sometimes it’s night and day.

                        Most likely for me “on the road” means on the bike, so, definitely Metallica for that. And yes, some covers can be really good. Others, of course, not so much.

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                        Well, for comparison:

                        My Way by Sinatra, vs the cover by the Sex Pistols, vs the cover by the Gipsy Kings. ;)

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